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Carbon Capture, Diesel Reduction Bills Sail Through Senate Panel

April 10, 2019, 2:57 PM

Bills boosting carbon capture technology and reviving grants to retrofit dirty diesel engines were approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee without any opposition.

The Senate environment committee approved the measures by voice vote April 10. The move tees up the bipartisan bills for a potential vote on the Senate floor this year.

Both bills will “reduce emissions that contribute to climate change, and there will be more to come,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the committee, said during the April 10 markup.

Barrasso has said he wants to move the carbon capture legislation quickly. The Senate ...

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